Ahead of the month-long 2018 MotoGP summer break, Malaysian racer Hafizh Syahrin took 11th place at the German MotoGP in Sachsenring, gaining five more points in the world championship standing. This brings his total to 22 points and 16th place on the world championship ladder.

Hafizh, riding the Monster Yamaha Tech3 #55, is now three points clear of Italian Franco Mordbidelli in his quest for the MotoGP “Rookie of the Year” title. In 2019, Hafizh moves with French racing outfit Tech3 to the KTM stable.

The Pramac Motorrad MotoGP of Germany was won by Marc Marquez of Repsol Honda with a time of 41′.05.009. Fan favourite Valentino Rossi of Movistar Yamaha came in second, 2.196 seconds behind, followed by team mate Maverick Vinales.

Marquez now leads the MotoGP World Championship leader board with 165 points after nine races, while seven-time world champion Rossi is second with 119 points. Third place Spaniard Vinales trails 10 points behind Rossi with 109 points.

The anti-clockwise 3,671 metre long Sachsenring circuit in Chemnitz, Eastern Germany, was built from an existing road circuit in 1996, with 10 left turns out of its 13 corners. This has infamously led to many racers crashing at the right hand turn 11, which is preceded by seven left-turns.